Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kabuto "on fire". Reloaded.

I had a first Kabuto "on fire" rod project a few months back and it was mainly an experiment for me because I don't normally like to build these white blanks to be too "poppy".

It looks like some folks really liked this color combination a lot. This one comes with black hardware, a red-orange agate guide and a darker orange koa wood insert. The blank was sent to me to be built.

Thanks for looking!







Swift Epic 480 olive

This beautiful Epic rod marks the start of my collaboration with Mark Legett at I'm very happy and honored to have him as a partner to represent my work in the UK and hope for a long relationship. My rod page on Mark's website should be up and running in a couple of days.  Thanks for looking everyone!

Here are the specs on this beauty: 

Blank: Swift Epic 480 (8ft. 4wt.), olive, 3piece.
Handle: Flor grade cigar
Reel seat: Lemke downsliding nickel silver plated reel seat hardware (radiused style, exclusive design) with varnished myrtle wood spacer
Wraps: Dark olive silk finished in multiple epoxy layers
Guides: Snake Brand Universal snake guides and Struble dark amber agate stripping guide with nickel silver frame
Winding check: Goldenwitch nickel silver
Hook keeper: Classic strap&ring
Rod bag: Handmade and personalised with leather label/burned logo
Rod tube: Fine aluminium with logo sticker and cap sticker containing rod info

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kabuto yellow

I finished up this beauty a couple of weeks ago. First Kabuto yellow 7' 4wt. done and I think it came out slick and classy. The rod was also showcased at the biggest casting event here in Transylvania just before it went out to its owner. A couple more white Kabutos will follow and they will be pretty special as well. Thanks for looking!